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Gordon L. Conklin

Gordon L. Conklin 87, October 31, 1928 - October. 23, 2016 passed away peacefully at home in Pace, Florida. He married Bonnie Whitcomb on June 22, 1947 in Battle Creek, Michigan where they raised 3 children. 

They traveled in their motorhome and lived in Tucson, Arizona for several years and then in the Pensacola, Florida area until their passing. 

Gordon retired from Kellogg Cereal Company in 1985. He loved to play and watch baseball and in retirement he made some beautiful stained glass pieces. He was devoted to Bonnie and cared for her during a long illness until she died in 2012. He missed her terribly and often talked about being reunited with her in heaven. 

Gordon is survived by his daughter, Jeanne (David) Kelley; 2 sons, James Conklin and Jack Conklin (Antoniette Codeniera); 4 grandchildren, David (Linda) Kelley, Joshua (Deann) Kelley, Nathan Kelley (Jenny Homme), Meghan Conklin; and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Frieda Conklin; his wife, Bonnie; a daughter, Susan; his brother, Donald Stocken; and a great grandso, Noah. 

A private memorial service will be held at a later date in Battle Creek, Michigan. 

Gordon's children would especially like to thank Betty Clepper, who served both mom and dad as a caregiver and friend for several years and was a blessing to the whole family. Thank-you also to Emerald Coast Hospice (especially nurse Robin) for their loving care of our dad during his last 10 months.
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Nov. 13, 2016
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